Inseparable - Dudaite Duet
Ars Produktion ARS 38 336
Classical - Vocal
Giederius Kuprevicius: Ramu tusciuose griuvesiuose
George Gershwin: Summertime
Franz Lehar: Ich weiß es selber nicht - Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiß
Ieva Dudaite: Marie
Antonin Dvorak: Masicku na nebi hlubokem
Jurgis Kubilius: Klaviersonate
Giacomo Puccini: Donde lieta usci
Richard Rodgers: My Funny Valentine
Astor Piazzolla: Libertango
Irving Berlin: I Love a Piano
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu
One of the many fascinating aspects of music is its versatility. From deep melancholy and sadness to cheerful verve and joy, from tranquil idyll to dramatic impetus, it measures every conceivable state of mind. The present, very personal recording of the Lithuanian female musician duet - Ieva and Marija Dudaite - proves this and the title of the recording convincingly: INSEPARABLE. In this impressive recording, INSEPARABLE presents a program that has matured over 10 years of making music together - a captivating musical scenario with surprising twists and turns, immortal melodies, and great seriousness and warmth. It combines works by Ieva Dudaite, role exchanges (the pianist sings), four-hand piano playing, their own aria arrangements and a piano sonata by Lithuanian composer Jurgis Kubilius dedicated to Ieva Dudaite.
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- Irving Berlin: I Love a Piano
- Ieva Dudaite: Marie
- Antonin Dvořák: Rusalka, B. 203 Op. 114
- George Gershwin: Porgy & Bess
- Jurgis Kubilius: Piano Sonata
- Giedrius Kuprevičius: Ramu tusciuose griuvesiuose
- Franz Lehar: Giuditta
- Andrew Lloyd Webber: Requiem
- Astor Piazzolla: Libertango
- Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème
- Richard Rodgers: Babes in Arms
Review by Adrian Quanjer - March 10, 2022
The Dudaite Sisters, Marija (soprano) and Ieva (piano) are both daughters of the proud Lithuanian nation. In the present insecure belligerent situation, I feel that particular attention to the Baltic States, and notably Lithuania, is more than apt.
We all know of this country’s constant contribution to the world of classical music. That of these two young musicians is no exception. They have gathered a mixed programme, sourced from their recitals given over the past ten years. The choice is such that most will find something that appeals to their taste.
The inseparability of the two is reflected in exchanging roles: Marija providing the additional two hands at the piano in Piazzolla’s ‘Libertango’ and Ieva joining her sister in duet, singing a striking and deeply moving version of Lloyd Webber’s ‘Pie Jesu’ to conclude the recital.
Given the variety of the programme, not everything is at the same high level, but the heart-warming spontaneity makes this release a very special one.
Blangy-le-Chateau, Normandy, France.
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